The Goddess of Commerce model

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The Goddess of Commerce model for sculpture

Goddess of Commerce statue takes her place at last.

It was a long and winding road, but Tacoma’s new Goddess of Commerce statue was dedicated in a celebration on Aug. 31, 2011, at 6th and St. Helens.

Kudos to sculptor Marilyn Mahoney and organizer par excellence Babe Lehrer. Mahoney's statue is a modern interpretation of the one that stood atop the Chamber of Commerce Building dating to the 1880s.

Photo by Dale Wirsing

From left, sculptor Marilyn Mahoney, fund raising chair Babe Lehrer, and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland enjoy the moment at the unveiling.

There were many fits and starts in arriving at a location, but now the goddess is a fixture of Tacoma's Theater District.

The goddess is the latest in a series of statues and monuments that Tacoma Historical Society has been able to facilitate through its nonprofit status. Other notable projects include Mason Plaza, the Top of the Ocean Monument, and the World War I and World War II monuments in War Memorial Park.

This project is sponsored and supported by the Tacoma Historical Society,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.
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